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SOM’s West Palm Beach Concourse is the Third Station for All Aboard Florida’s Rail Network

SOM’s West Palm Beach Concourse is the Third Station for All Aboard Florida’s Rail Network

The new West Palm Beach station for the All Aboard Florida rail network will be located on a 2.5 acre site in the heart of downtown. SOM and Zyscovich Architects made sure to improve connectivity to the

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SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station

SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station

A new rail network will connect the southern tip of Florida to the center of the state, and SOM just revealed the latest plans for the Ft. Lauderdale Station. All Aboard Florida is a privately owned rail

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Zaha Hadid Among Five Firms Shortlisted to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Skyscraper

Zaha Hadid Among Five Firms Shortlisted to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Skyscraper

A shortlist of all-star architecture firms has just been unveiled in the competition to design the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia in Gothenburg, Sweden. The competition, which was initiated by Swedish

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SOM Unveils Miami Multimodal Hub for All Aboard Florida’s New Rail Network

SOM Unveils Miami Multimodal Hub for All Aboard Florida’s New Rail Network

Both Florida residents and visitors utilize the heavily congested highways to travel between Central and South Florida. To ease the congestion and take cars off the road, a private company called Florida

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SOM Unveils Sweeping Bus Concourse for Denver’s Redeveloped Union Station

SOM Unveils Sweeping Bus Concourse for Denver’s Redeveloped Union Station

SOM was responsible for the master plan and redevelopment of the 20-acre site to bring about sweeping improvements to Denver's public transportation system. Union Station serves as the hub for the Denver

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SOM’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the New Efficient Gateway to Mumbai

SOM’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the New Efficient Gateway to Mumbai

Terminal 2 will take over operations now that it is complete from the original Terminal 1 in Mumbai and serve as a grand entrance into the city and a hub of transportation for 40 million passengers a

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SOM’s Soaring 99 Story Pertamina Skyscraper to Harness Wind Energy in Indonesia

SOM’s Soaring 99 Story Pertamina Skyscraper to Harness Wind Energy in Indonesia

Skidmore, Owings & Mills just unveiled their centerpiece design for Pertamina's new headquarters: a futuristic "energy beacon" that dramatically pierces Jakarta’s skyline. Shaped like the petals of

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SOM’s LEED Platinum-Seeking Federal Courthouse Breaks Ground in LA

SOM’s LEED Platinum-Seeking Federal Courthouse Breaks Ground in LA

In December, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) named SOM the winner of an international competition to design the new Los Angeles courthouse, beating out three other shortlisted teams for

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SOM’s Timber Towers Could Cut the Carbon Footprint of Tall Buildings by 75 Percent

SOM’s Timber Towers Could Cut the Carbon Footprint of Tall Buildings by 75 Percent

The internationally renowned design firm Skidmore, Owings and Merril (SOM) just published the findings of their "Timber Tower Research Project," which proposes constructing skyscrapers with timber in

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SOM’s Tanjong Pagar Centre Will Be the Tallest Building in Singapore

SOM’s Tanjong Pagar Centre Will Be the Tallest Building in Singapore

The Tanjong Pagar Centre will be part of the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority's vision to create "lively and attractive public places, protected and useful outdoor gathering spaces and sustainable

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Spire Installed on One World Trade Center, Making it the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

Spire Installed on One World Trade Center, Making it the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

A 408-foot silver spire was installed on top of One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan on Friday, bringing its official height to 1,776 feet and making it the tallest building in the Western

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The Incredible Story Of How The Burj Khalifa’s Poop is Trucked Out of Town

The Incredible Story Of How The Burj Khalifa’s Poop is Trucked Out of Town

Burj Khalifa photo from Shutterstock You'd think that the world's tallest building - a structure that requires amazingly complex engineering and technology to reach its heights - would have an equally

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SOM’s Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

SOM’s Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

The new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse will be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it will feature state-of-the-art sustainable design. Announced just this week, the US General Services

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SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

The Zuellig Building is a 160 meter tall building with up to 65,000 square meters (700,000 square feet) of Class-A office space. Also included in the project is retail space, an underground parking

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SOM’s Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Will Be a Healing Green Oasis in Abu Dhabi

SOM’s Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Will Be a Healing Green Oasis in Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City is being designed by SOM for the SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Service company. The new eco hospital will rise up on the site of the existing facility, which will undergo a

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SOM Wins Master Plan Competition for Beijing Bohai Innovation City Along High Speed Rail Line

SOM Wins Master Plan Competition for Beijing Bohai Innovation City Along High Speed Rail Line

“Beijing Bohai Innovation City establishes a new model of transit-oriented development at an unprecedented scale,” said project chief designer Thomas Hussey of SOM’s Chicago urban planning studio in

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SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Design Director Ross Wimer commented upon SOM's winning Greenland Group Suzhou Center tower, stating: “This design is the result of a serious interdisciplinary collaboration in our Chicago office. Like

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SOM Completes Its Twisting Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City

SOM Completes Its Twisting Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City

The 74 story tower is innovative in its asymmetrical design and is a feat of engineering. The south wall is constructed from concrete and conceived as a protective skin to insulate the building against

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SOM to Redevelop Nanjing Waterfront into Sustainable Mini Metropolis

SOM to Redevelop Nanjing Waterfront into Sustainable Mini Metropolis

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill architects have certainly made their mark in the U.S. with their breathtaking World Trade Center Tower, and their next project will take their innovative designs all the way

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Korea’s Lotte Department Store To Be Topped with an iPod-Inspired Green Roof

Korea’s Lotte Department Store To Be Topped with an iPod-Inspired Green Roof

Way-Pod was inspired by the iPod and consists of  'Way' (a free elevated corridor) and 'Pod' (pay areas that provide entertainment, culture and fun). The combination of the two areas encourages everyone

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SOM’s CBD Center for Beijing Wins AIA Regional and Urban Design Award

SOM’s CBD Center for Beijing Wins AIA Regional and Urban Design Award

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's plan for a new sustainable Central Business District in Beijing was met with much fanfare when it was first announced, and now SOM has garnered even more attention by

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SOM’s Lattice Roofed Tianjin High Speed Rail Station Blends Seamlessly into a Lush Park

SOM’s Lattice Roofed Tianjin High Speed Rail Station Blends Seamlessly into a Lush Park

The station will be located within the new mixed-use Tanggu District of Tianjin City, to the east of Beijing. The center of SOM's design is a latticed roof that appears to flow right into the beautifully

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SOM Unveils Green Master Plan for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam

SOM Unveils Green Master Plan for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam

SOM just unveiled a new master plan for a green city in Vietnam that comes hot on the heels of their Green Tech City. Situated on the edge of Danang, FPT City will be a 180-hector town for the

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SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam awarded the commission for its own Green Tech City to SOM, Inc. The winning design integrates two existing villages to create a sustainable city for 20,000 people that will reduce carbon

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101 Warren Street Has 101 Pine Trees Growing On Its Roof

101 Warren Street Has 101 Pine Trees Growing On Its Roof

In 2009, 101 Warren Street replaced a parking lot with a mixed-use residential and retail project covering over 2 acres in the Tribeca area. The building's tower is mostly luxury condominiums, but also

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SOM’s LEED Gold Park Hotel is a Modern Indian Palace

SOM’s LEED Gold Park Hotel is a Modern Indian Palace

The Park Hotel in Hyderabad is distinguished by its impressive facade of perforated metal, which serves as a sun and rain screen that protects the building's high-performance windows. Daylighting,

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SOM Announces Opening of LEED Gold Tower, Tallest in Beijing

SOM Announces Opening of LEED Gold Tower, Tallest in Beijing

The China World Trade Tower III celebrated its grand opening today, closing the third and most recent phase of the incredible China World Trade Center development. The 81-story mixed-use tower is now

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SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

The Digital Media City Tower is an exercise in fusing technology with the environment to create a sustainable space through reduced energy consumption and comfortable circulation. Inspired by the

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6 Absolutely Heavenly Green Houses of Worship

6 Absolutely Heavenly Green Houses of Worship

Thai Temple Built From One Million Recycled Bottles If the higher being that the Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple prays to is into recycling, we think they've found a stairway to heaven, and it's made of

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SOM and Frank Gehry Team Up for Inland Steel Eco Renovation

SOM and Frank Gehry Team Up for Inland Steel Eco Renovation

Even modern buildings are suitable candidates for historic preservation. The Architect's Newspaper tells us that Chicago's iconic Inland Steel Building is set to undergo an eco renovation courtesy of SOM

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